You Cannot Follow Jesus Until You Take Up Your Cross!

You cannot take up the Cross, until you have denied yourself!....................Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:24)

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When They Came For.... 

When they came for the Alt-right mouth breather I did nothing but smile gleefully as such sub-humans do not deserve to even breath the same air as the rest of us. 

When they came for the Fundamentalist naïve realist Christ followers, I did nothing, as they really are socially unpalatable and culturally inept to a cringe-worthy degree. 

When they came for the Conservatives, I did nothing, because they are irrelevant and in the way of progress. 

When they came for the Pentecostals, I did nothing, as their…

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The Rationale for Revenge? 

In his small, but potent book, The Problem of Pain, Clive Lewis looks at the visceral notion of revenge, the following is one excerpt, 

“Revenge loses sight of the end in the means, but it's end is not wholly bad - it wants the evil of the bad man to be to him what it is to everyone else. This is proved by the fact that the avenger wants the guilty party not merely to suffer, but to suffer at his hands, and to know it, and to know why. Hence the impulse to taunt the guilty man with his crime at the moment

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Who Says We Are Undeserving? 

Grace – undeserved favour – through the lens of ‘stigma cancelling culture’.                                                             

“Stigma and Shame are bad – toxic man! We must erase them from our culture, right?  Like, you know, no one should be made to feel bad about themselves or their choices, it’s bad for your mental health!” 

Author? Pretty much any millennial raised by the pop-culture. 

What is becoming more disturbing is that this previous statement is no longer simply an innocuous…

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God’s Love – Always on Offer – But How Must We Engage?  

Let us be perfectly clear from the very outset of this post – God is love, not ‘love is god’!   

Before the universe existed, before time itself, God is. 

The Triune community of Three Persons – One Deity, existed in perfect union, harmony, and communion. Only the Judeo-Christian world view and theological framework has both love and family existing and in play before the universe was created – and from that source, that community – was spawned not merely the material, but Divinely infused humanity. 

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I am a 'Pro-servative!' 

In the now more vulgarly apparent ‘cultural dichotomy’ that has aggressively burgeoned in the past 5 years (and accelerated in past 5 months) over the so called ‘Progressive’ and so called ‘Conservative’ positions, I found myself pondering where I may fit? 

The divide has seemingly abandoned any continuum mode, and for ‘cancel culture’ to work, it must create silos with gapping chasms between. 

Because of my Evangelical Christianity (so labelled by non-Christians and those who want to claim the title, but…

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What is ‘Sin’ really, and How Has God Responded? – We All Need a Saviour!  

I understand that the idea of the ‘image’, as in Genesis 1:26-28, to mean that humans are designed to function like angled mirrors. We are created in order to reflect the worship of all creation back to the Creator and by that same means to reflect the wise sovereignty of the Creator into the world. Human beings, worshipping their Creator, were thus the intended key to the proper flourishing of the world. “Worship” was and is a matter of gazing with delight, gratitude, and love at the Creator God and

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The Practice and Posture of the Triune God Revealed – How Must We Live? 

  

“But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first among you must become your slave. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 

Jesus Christ   

Power, Profile, Position and Posture 

The history of the church is peppered with theological conflagrations, but none more so than those around the identity of Christ, particularly in the Trinitarian context. 

For…

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Whose Side is God On? 

It is always fascinating to watch claims, and counter claims to ‘righteousness and justice’ in the marketplace. If the ‘divine’ is invoked, it invariably is about affirming the ‘god’ of our choosing throwing ‘its’ lot in with our clearly worthy cause. Of course, in the atheistic narrative such invocations are not possible, although the cult-like fervour that such ‘rightness of cause’ is claimed by these groups can make many religious zealots blush. Of course, without the claim of a transcendent narrative…

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When HE Returns! 

The iron hand it ain't no match for the iron rod 
The strongest wall will crumble and fall to a mighty God 
For all those who have eyes and all those who have ears 
It is only He who can reduce me to tears 
Don't you cry and don't you die and don't you burn 
Like a thief in the night, he'll replace wrong with right 
When he returns. 

Truth is an arrow and the gate is narrow that is passes through 
He unreleased His power at an unknown hour that no one knew 
How long can I listen to the lies of prejudice ? 
How long…

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Pride, Existential Collapse and Surrender: Tolstoy’s CONFESSIONS – A Perspective.  

The following are selected excerpts from Tolstoy’s little-known work, Confession, as translated by David Patterson. 

However, before launching into the text and enjoying some of the wrestle and journey this remarkable culture shaping artist went on, I wanted to share some reflections on not only the musings outlined in this important work, but also on some of the posture that emerged from this robust theosophical struggle. 

There are often many unstated, yet tacit attitudes that so often emit from those…

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The Fact & Act of Freedom

Prayer - The Language of Relationship

Context Is Everything!

Only One Word

Make my life a prayer